Category: News

Mar
27

Phase Eight and RGM – Full Page You Magazine

Take a look at the fabulous full page promotion in You Magazine we recently placed for top fashion brand Phase Eight. Kelly Meade of Phase Eight said:

“Really pleased with how the page looked, thanks for all yours and the teams help for making it happen!”

Every month we work with some of the UK’s top titles, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan and ITV, to provide brands with exceptional ROI and brand awareness. Our competitions and promotions deliver full opt-in data, and drive huge awareness and engagement with your brand.

If you’d like to be part of our next national promotion, call us now on 01752 764241 or email us at: hello@rebeccagarrettmedia.com

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Dec
21

Investing In Our Staff

We invest in our staff here at RGM through a programme of continuous training. Staff are encouraged to attend local and national conferences and networking events, and contribute to the overall knowledge base of the business through regular staff meetings.

Our account managers are currently working with top sales training provider Estadia. Richard Palmer, managing director at Estadia, has been working with the RGM team for over six months, helping to improve the teams sales techniques and providing invaluable feedback and evaluation.

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Richard established Estadia Limited in 2007 to bring practical, proven sales methods to a wider business audience. Under his guidance, the business has grown steadily and now influences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Through a combination of personal and professional networking, direct marketing and relationship building, Estadia has established itself as a proven success and is continuing to grow year upon year.

Richard states: “Estadia and Rebecca Garrett Media are working together to provide the best possible sales training to RGM staff, enabling them to perform to the highest level while consistently investing in our staff’s development. Training for all RGM staff starts with a 2 day Essential Telesales Skills course which teaches the right way to engage customers over the phone. The first day focuses on building a relationship with the receptionist/gatekeeper in order to qualify the prospect customer and gain the decision maker’s contact details.

Day 2 then moves on to understanding how to gain information and a relationship with the decision maker and progressing the call through to booking an appointment or selling product over the phone. Following this initial training, RGM benefits from Richard providing direct 1 to 1 training and coaching with each of our sales team on a monthly basis. This helps our team to consolidate their skills and apply them in a day to day environment.”

We are currently hiring Account Managers, so get in touch to find more about the our career opportunities and how we can help you develop in the fast paced world of performance media.


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Oct
10

RGM are Finalists for Venus Awards 2016

We’re delighted to announce that we are through to the finals in two categories – Digital Media and Online Business of the Year and Employee of the Year! Congratulations to Kirsty for making it through to the finals as Employee of the Year and fingers crossed for the finals on the 18th November!

Now in its fourth year in Devon, the Venus Awards have proved to be ever popular with the business women of the region, with over 1,612 nominations and 375 applications received in one or more of the 14 categories. Launched at Plymouth Science Park in May this year, participants have been whittled down to the Finalists stage by either sponsor judging or public voting. Sponsors and candidates have attended a variety of events over the intervening months to reach this point.

Dubbed the “Working Women’s Oscars” by Channel 4, the Awards celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the regional and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

Charity sponsor for the Devon Venus Awards 2016 is Jeremiah’s Journey whose work in Plymouth and the surrounding area is focused on children and young people and their families who are experiencing grief due to death or terminal illness.

The Venus journey will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 18th November 2016.

We will keep you posted on how RGM gets on!

 


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Aug
07

Devon Chamber Awards

I am very pleased and excited to announce that Rebecca Garrett Media has been nominated for another award – this time it’s the Devon Chamber Awards!

This year’s black-tie event will be held at the fabulous Duke of Cornwall Hotel on September 16th and all of us at RGM are looking forward to attending.

I have been nominated in the Business Personality of the Year category, for the success of building my business over the past five years. The nomination states “A single mother to two children, Rebecca is a powerful role model to the business community, proving it is possible to overcome the most desperate of situations to build a very dynamic and strong business.”

There is a lot of tough competition for the award, but regardless of the outcome, it will be a fab, fun event.

Now is a really exciting time for RGM and our Winning Moments offer – we will be introducing a fantastic new update to our Winning Moments website very soon, as we look to expand the business offer further for both emerging and established brands.

You can see our most up to date itinerary here.

You can find out more about the Devon Chamber Awards here.


Jul
07

Press Day in the RGM Office

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We held our first ever Press Day at the Plymouth Science Park on Thursday 7th July and had a wonderful time talking to the fabulous brands we work with.

The day was a huge success with key clients travelling from London to get a behind the scenes peak at our award winning agency.

RGM CEO Rebecca Garrett said: “We are very proud to be based here in Plymouth and today was the perfect opportunity to showcase the fantastic work we do not only in the local community but also with our high profile clients from all over the UK.”

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This was a chance for our clients to get out of their stuffy offices and enjoy the fresh air of Plymouth. Clients and RGM staff discussed the latest news and developments in media and marketing over lunch, with many enjoying the chance to win some Prosecco related prizes with RGM’s very own gaming table.

If you missed our press day, why not check out our latest itinerary here and book the ultimate Autumn and Christmas campaign with us and maximise your budget!

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Apr
08

Team Spotlight: My First Two Months at RGM

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My first two months at RGM have definitely been an eye opener for me; showing me what a sales job is really like, but from the other side… proactively making contact with national brands.

I went from an inbound call centre selling insurance, to phoning big-name brands to help promote themselves through the competitions, promotions and offers that we organise. Joining the RGM team was such a great decision. Like every new role, I came across a couple of bumps in the road at the beginning as there is so much to learn and absorb but who doesn’t find a new job challenging to begin with? With two months now completed, I can safely say it has been everything and more than I expected; it’s a lovely relaxed but professional working environment and the team are great! We are a team of 10 including the sales, production and digital teams. I love being part of a small team as everyone helps everyone; we can all share ideas and you get the support that you need.

RGM is a great place to work; it’s target-driven which to some people might be daunting, but when you have a great commission structure to earn, it is definitely rewarding and makes you determined to want to hit your target each month.

As a Sales Account Manager, I am responsible for building up my own fresh client base, making the first point of contact to a new brand in order to introduce RGM, and start educating that brand on what we can do for them. The feeling of making your first sale is great, and it’s then such a drive to want to make more. One of the most important things in this role is to have a positive attitude at all times. Inevitability, there will be some days, weeks or even months were you might not necessarily make a sale or hit your target, but you have to be able to pick yourself back up and start fresh. Every no is one step closer to a yes.

I hope to progress my job role within RGM and eventually become a Senior Account Manager. I know that with my positivity and drive for making sales, I will get there. I feel positive and comfortable within the job I am in and I really do see a big future for myself within RGM.

Interested in joining our team? We’re always on the look out for talented people. Email us: hello@rebeccagarrettmedia.com

Written by Jade Hawkings – Junior Account Manager


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May
28

Fun Friday Fundraiser was a massive success

Rebecca Garrett Media recently joined hands with The Mustard Tree Macmillan Support Centre in Plymouth to host a Fun Friday Fundraiser on the 22nd of May between 12 and 2pm. The team at RGM secured over £1000 worth of raffle prizes which were kindly donated by local businesses, giving a real community feel to the event.

On the day, guests could get massages, cartoon style portraits, purchase fresh eggs, homemade jams and marmalades, toys, bath salts and Scentsy products as well as purchase a variety of cakes, hand baked by the RGM team. (we have a a great team of secret bakers here!)

We managed to raise a grand total of £930 and we would like to say a massive thankyou to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and cakes!

Our event also made the local press which has been great, it’s showed us that we live in a very generous city and that Plymouth really is the place to be!

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Mar
23

Apprentice Style Task – DONE!

Rebecca Garrett set an apprentice style challenge for the team to complete today, team members were split into two teams;

Team A: Jonathan Hick, Kirsty Miragliotta, Jordan Thomas & Liz Challice

Team B: Georgie Weeks, Kate Allen, Mel Strudwick & Ashley Rodwell

Each team were given £200, the challenge was to make as much profit as possible and the winning team got to split the profit between them, the challenge kicked off at 10am and the deadline was 2pm, simples.

Team A Secured a £50 voucher which was kindly donated by Frankie & Benny’s and ran a raffle to win this voucher, along with a car wash at a local residential home to earn extra cash.

Team B shot off to the local supermarket and bought a basket full of Easter goodies, wine and beer, creating a hamper worth £42 and ran a raffle to win the hamper.

Both teams went from office to office at the Plymouth Science Park, asking local residents if they would like to purchase a ticket and be in with the chance of winning, the results were great!

Team A made a profit of £125 and Team B made a total profit of £218.06, making Team B the winners.

Even better, both teams opted at the start to donate any profits to a charity close to their hearts, Team A Chose to donate the money towards “Cef The Piper” who is raising money by walking 22 miles whilst playing the bagpipes along the coastal path from Looe to Plymouth for St. Luke’s Hospice (you too can donate here)

Team B opted to donate their profit’s to Macmillan Cancer Support 

A huge thank’s to the Plymouth Science Park and local businesses and their employee’s for allowing us to come into their offices today and for their incredible generosity.

The winner of the £50 Frankie & Benny’s gift voucher is Amanda from St. James’s Lodge and a huge congratulations to Amy from South West Care Homes who was the lucky winner of the Easter Hamper!

A Huge congratulations to Team B who made the most profit and won the challenge!


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Jan
22

Winning Moments Sponsors The Heralds SPOTY Champagne Moment

Rebecca Garrett Media, the creators of Winning Moments are the sponsors of The Plymouth Heralds ‘Champagne Moment’ in this years Sports Personality Of The Year Awards.

This a great award category for Winning Moments to sponsor as Winning Moments is all about that great winning moment you get whenever something great happens.

The Sports Personality Of The Year Awards recognises local talent, such as Tonia Couch, Tom Daley and Ruta Meilutyte, who have all been shortlisted for an award.

You can find out more about the SPOTY Awards by visiting The Heralds SPOTY Website here

http://winningmomentsonline.co.uk


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Nov
22

RGM Wins New Media and Online Business!

Rebecca Garrett Media Ltd have been awarded with the Venus Awards New Media and Online Business, the RGM team attended a glamorous Awards Evening in Exeter University on Friday Night which focused on women in business.

View the photo gallery HERE